By Chase Hunt
The Memorial Weekend events will soon begin remembering our fallen heroes who risked their lives protecting this country. Across the country and in Detroit, Michigan, events and festivals as well as celebrations of liberty will occur. The guide below will provide places to check out when looking for activities such as the annual music festival at Hart Plaza, Eddie Money opening the DTE concert season or the reenactments at Greenfield Village.
www.northville.orgDate: Friday, May 26, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Lining the streets of downtown Northville, the 30th annual flower sale will happen on Friday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flowers, shrubs and other plants along with accessories for gardening will be available to purchase. Along the way, find a bouquet or other flower to place on the resting places of those lost in our wars.
The Henry Ford, Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
www.thehenryford.orgDate: Saturday, Mary 27 through May 29From May 27 through May 29, the Greenfield Village will have its Civil War Remembrance event with reenactments, period music and insights. In one of the United States’ most important points in history, visitors will get an informative look into the defining moment of the country with exhibits, presentations and a national moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Monday. The war that defeated the Confederacy and ended slavery killed an estimated 750,000 people, 7.5 million in today’s equivalent.
Green Acres Park
620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
www.hazelpark.orgGreen Acres Park will begin its annual festival which lasts five days and includes the carnival, live music, bingo, a car show and of course the parade. Tickets can be purchased at $1 each or 50 for $40. There’s the option of a daily arm band Thursday and Friday at $20 while Saturday, Sunday and Monday. It starts on Thursday, May 25 at 4 p.m. More informationRelated: Best Outdoor Art In Detroit
7774 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
www.palacenet.com/venues-events/dte-energy-music-theatreA yearly tradition, classic rocker Eddie Money will once more kick off the concert season at DTE Energy Music Theatre. The venue has been ranked the nation’s most attended amphitheater by Amusement Business/Billboard for 21 years. Since 1992, Money has been the first show at the outdoor pavilion venue singing favorites such as his signature song “Take Me Home Tonight.”
Detroit, MI 48226
www.detroitriverfront.orgFor the Memorial Weekend, Hart Plaza is the place to be if you’re into electronic music. Each day throughout the weekend, over 100 artists will take six stages for the annual Movement Electronic Music Festival. Tickets are $80 for a single day, $175 for the entire span of the three days with VIP tickets at $420. The artists and ticket purchasing info can be found at the official website www.movement.us.